Excursion to the tea factory in India
• Excursion to the tea factory in India
VLADE_MIR showed how to produce tea in the highlands of the Blue Mountains in the state of Tamil Nadu.
Do you like tea? Do you know where and how it is produced? Have you ever been in the tea factory?
No? Then today I'll show you what it looks like inside the most common Indian tea small factory that produces a very good Indian tea in the highlands of the Blue Mountains in the state of Tamil Nadu, and at the same time introduce you to the Indian production technology of this wonderful drink.
Tea production process is very simple. All you need to do after it gathered, it's chop, chop, dry and pack!
And all this is done in stages at any tea plant, and for ease of the whole process is "top-down", ie. E. Begin on the upper floors, and get the finished product already down!
So we begin our walk "from above", from the attic. It is here that initially receives all collected tea leaves. They are laid out here on such trays here, where the tea leaves are first natural drying step. Tea, by the way, there still does not smell, because it is still quite "raw".
When the leaves dry up, they are sent down for further processing. Despite the fact that the processes Conveyor and semi-automatic, at this stage apply the most common manual human labor.
Leaves with "shelves" pour out onto the floor, and then hands the workers sent him down in the hole in the floor. Yes, simply pour the leaves in a hole in the floor! Now it is not visible, but it is over there, under the green foliage.
A under the "hole" in the floor already hiding a special chute, in which all the leaves fall on a special conveyor which crushes them!
This factory makes finely chopped tea, so shred it immediately rather shallow. In India generally prefer fine tea, and large-do only at the request of the foreign companies exporting.
Here it is, a workshop for cutting tea. There are already appears the smell of tea, but still there are very, very noisy!
After the tea is crushed, multi-stage drying begins. In my opinion there are 3 or 4 stages of tea drying at different temperatures and in different "dryers".
Here in this shop there is an initial drying of shredded leaves. Raw tea and is "shaking" of the hot multi-stage pipeline, but in the end falls into a huge spinning reel, which has been held for more "hot" drying. And here you already breathe tea on the full program!
Although the process and automated, but all the same for all of the following special person!
And here it is, the remote control! How about this vintage factory, no computers, only light bulbs, levers and buttons!
A is a device for determining the temperature and humidity. Too classic! Covered with a thick layer of tea dust which wipe across djadka minutes so as not dishonored.
And here we descend another floor down and then before us is "Super Kvoliti TII Dreyer", which means "super cool tea dryer."
And it is already dry tea at very, very high temperature! After this super-drying the tea is ready and it can be brewed.
And you can not even imagine, how can we smell the tea!
Well tea dispersed on a huge paper bags which are then scatter on the ground floor around the world and fall into the colored packaging, one of which, perhaps, lies in your closet.
Indian tea NEVER carries the name of the one who made it, and bears the name of the one who pre-packaged and sold. Alas, but the name of this small tea tea small factory to the final consumer will never come ... What to do, India is still largely underdeveloped countries, including in tea export. A Packers "Lipton" and "Greenfields", sticking their labels, earn a lot more than here are the factories that produce the tea directly.
And I have for today, the plant walk is over, it's time to get out into the fresh air and the smell of the tea already dizzy ...